Residential Empire Electric Association - Energy Efficiency Credit Program (Colorado)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Empire Electric Association - Residential Energy Efficiency Credit Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Heat pumps, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount HVAC Equipment: $250 - $300; additional rebates available for higher efficiency levels

Controlled Resistance Heating: $24 - $32/kW
Terminal Unit Heat Pump: $170
Water Heater: $100; additional rebates available for warranties, timers, and controls
Split System A/C: $300/unit Refrigerator/freezer: $90/unit
Refrigerator/freezer Recycling: $40
Dishwasher: $60
Clothes Washer: $80

Equipment Requirements All appliances must ENERGY STAR rated

HVAC Equipment: See Program Website

Program Administrator Empire Electric Association, Inc.

References DSIRE[1]


Empire Electric Association provides financial incentives to its residential consumers who upgrade to energy efficient appliances and HVAC equipment. These rebates are offered in conjunction with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, with Empire Electric generally matching the incentive amounts provided by Tri-State for equipment and appliances. In many cases, additional rebates are available for HVAC and water heating equipment that exceeds the minimum efficiency or technology requirements of the program. For specific details on rebate amounts, equipment requirements, and additional incentives available, review the Energy Efficiency Credit Program Worksheet located Empire Electric's website.

Incentive Contact

Department Empire Electric Association, Inc.
Address 801 N Broadway
Address 2 PO Drawer K
Place Cortez, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81321
Phone (970) 565-4444
Phone 2 (800) 709-3726


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"